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The more sun exposure to your skin, the deeper into the dermal layers the UVA rays can reach. UV rays damage the process by which collagen is produced in the skin and also decreases the production of elastin fibres, alongside increasing their breakdown.
The skin gets affected by the sun as the UVA rays contribute to loss of skin strength, elasticity and thickness so leaving a dull and leathery skin appearance.
It is therefore important to wear a daily suncrean to protect your skin from UV rays that can cause moles, sun spots (flat brown spots) and even cancer. UVA sunlight can stimulate cells that are responsible for the skin pigment called melanocytes, to produce more melanin. Melanin gives the skin, hair and eyes their colour, but also causes age spots. UV rays have been proven to be responsible for up to 95% of the signs of ageing skin.
Preventing these skin conditions is always a lot easier than curing them. To protect yourself against the sun, it is important to use your SPF daily and year round to protect the skin from UV rays.
Do I need to use SPF protection?
Yes. It is important to use a high SPF protection throughout the year to protect your skin, not just when directly exposed to the sun. Ideally you should use SPF 50 with UVA and UVB protection.